The Recoleta Fair is the largest craft market in Buenos Aires. An ideal place to buy gifts and souvenirs.
The level of craftsmanship of the Recoleta Fair is very good, given that in order to have a job at the fair you have to pass an entrance exam that demonstrates the quality and artisanal origin of the products. The Recoleta Fair is popularly known as the Plaza Francia Fair and is sponsored by the City Government.
The Recoleta Fair began in Plaza Francia in the late 1970s, when a group of hippies began selling their handicrafts in the park. Since that time the fair has not stopped growing and currently has more than one hundred registered artisans.
The fair is located next to the Recoleta Cultural Center, the Pilar church and the Cemetery and very close to the Museum of Fine Arts and the La Flor Monument, so you can combine the walk with other places in the area.
In the parks, around the fair, different street shows are held, such as musicians, jugglers and clowns.
Hours: Every weekend and holidays from 11 am to 8 pm.
How to get to the Recoleta Fair
Address: Av. Pueyrredón and Av. Del Libertador, Recoleta.
Hours: Every weekend and holidays, from 11 am to 8 pm.
Collectives: 17, 61, 62, 67, 92, 93, 10, 37, 38, 41, 59, 60, 95, 101, 102, 108, 118, 124, 130.
By train: from the Retiro Station (San Martín, Miter and Belgrano) you must walk 9 blocks.
Walking: From Plaza San Martín (downtown) are 10 blocks away from Av. Del Libertador.